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Welcome to the Family Section - the community for family and children lawyers

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Evening seminar: #getseriouswithsocialmedia (19 February 2015)

This joint Family Section and Women Lawyers’ Division evening event will help you hone your social media skills. The event is open to both men and women

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We commission exclusive articles from leading practitioners and commentators, on all areas of family law and practice

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Domestic violence and legal aid

13 August 2014Updated: 2 October 2014By

Emma Scott writes about the consequences of victims of domestic violence being unable to access legal aid

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Taking candySubscription

12 November 2014By

The government must reconsider its decision to take success fees from the compensation of infant claimants, says Tom Jones, head of policy at Thompsons Solicitors

John Bolch

T v S: court 'micro-management'Subscription

11 November 2014By

John Bolch, author of the Family Lore blog, examines T v S [2013] EWHC 2521 (Fam).

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As a Section member, you're entitled to four webinars as part of your membership, available live and on-demand

Stuart Barlow

Webinar: Dealing with Litigants in Person (10 March 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Stuart Barlow outlines solicitors’ professional obligations and offers practical advice

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Benefits of Membership*


As a Law Society Family Section member, you will receive

Up to 8.5 CPD points earned using your:

  • Regional seminars and networking opportunities
  • 4 topical webinars available live and on download

As well as:

  • Market tailored e-newsletters with features, specialist Spotlight updates and case commentaries
  • Our new interactive website allowing you to access all your benefits in one place
  • Discounts off the Family Section Annual Conference
  • Discounts off The Law Society publications and webinars
  • Opportunities to network and influence change

*See Section terms and conditions

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The links below will take you to

  • CoA overturns 'fundamentally unfair' care order

    A care order for three children made less than three weeks after Liverpool City Council had applied for it has been overturned.

  • Spousal maintenance

    Disputes related to this are often the main bar to divorcing couples resolving financial disagreements. Recent comprehensive guidance aims to help.